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Old 03-30-2009, 05:35 PM   #1
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I've decided I wanted to try my hand at coming up with my own recipes (extract mind you) so I'm using BeerSmith to help with the first batch. It's a Brown Ale, nothing fancy. I wanted to put it out there to see if anyone knows of any potential problems. I'm just starting out and trying to brew as many different varieties/styles as I can. I'm not to familiar with this style so I'm off to the store to look for a six pack to see what I should expect. Thanks for looking and your input is appreciated.

96.00 oz Pale Malt (2 Row) UK (3.0 SRM) Extract 85.71 %
8.00 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 80L (80.0 SRM) Grain 7.14 %
8.00 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt -120L (120.0 SRM) Grain 7.14 %
1.00 oz Fuggles [4.50 %] (60 min) Hops 17.2 IBU
1 Pkgs London Ale (Wyeast Labs #1028) Yeast-Ale

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Old 03-30-2009, 06:01 PM   #2
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I like a little chocolate malt in my browns, but what you have will work.
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Old 03-31-2009, 12:51 AM   #3
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4 oz choclate malt
4 oz black patent malt

And you almost have my last brown ale.
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Old 03-31-2009, 12:56 AM   #4
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I think your recipe looks really good but I would add the chocolate malt too. Not so much on the black patent HSM mentioned but that's because I like a smooth brown and don't care for the acrid flavor of black patent.
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